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Local coach releases uplifting new book amid Covid-19 crisis

Apr 7, 2020

Venture Watson is intent on bringing hope, direction, and love to the world in her new book — released amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 


A special chapter in her book titled "How to get through hard times that are sure to come" will help people right now (and in the future).  

In Venture Watson's book, They Can't Hold Me Down, she brings her "best self" in her first-ever, full-length publication.

The book, which is being released today, tells of the author's highs and lows while facing rare health issues, motherhood, and family while coming of age in the Ark-La-Tex town of Hooks, Texas.

Chapters of the book include: "Growing up country," "Living the good life...and didn't even realize it," "Forgiveness," "Always keep your goals in mind," "Motivation," and "Little people are always watching."

Venture Watson is described as a wife, mother, coach, teacher, pageant winner, sportscaster, mentor, and lover of life.

Like many teachers, she has been adjusting to the new teaching mediums because schools have been shut down everywhere.

"While we teachers always appreciate and need a break, one of the main reasons why you teach is the interaction with the children," Watson said. "Right now, we can't interact with them in the manner we're used to interacting."

Watson also told her friends and fans on social media about small things people can do to help others during this trying time.

"When I was trying to reach my students to check on them, a granny answered the phone. She began to talk to me about everything." Watson explained

While Venture Watson had called to check on her student, she immediately realized that the grandmother needed someone to talk to at that moment.

"We talked for over an hour," Venture Watson said. Sometimes it's the little things that can help change the world."

And the woman was very appreciative of her small act of kindness. As the call ended, the woman told Venture Watson: "Baby, I know you called for my grandson, but I sure appreciate you talking with me."

Every parent is having to make adjustments during these times and seem to appreciate teachers more and more each day.

"My nieces and nephews are temporarily staying with us because my sisters work in corporate America and run their own businesses," Watson said. "So, we are all working together and making adjustments."

She said she is helping them with homework, playing games, and making good memories for the future. "It's been a lot of fun having all of them together," she said.

Venture Watson also knows what she wants people to get from the book:

"I hope people will read They Can't Hold Me Down and be encouraged not to be mentally held down during these trying times," Watson said.

She shows resilience through every situation, and she paints a picture of what God can and will do for readers.

But the book also offers laughter amid tears.

Readers are taken on a journey of Venture Waton's life in a way that only someone who has lived her life can tell.

"Let it be a reminder that life is full of adventures, joy, pain, laughs, cries, and most importantly, never forget to go after their dreams," she added. "Times like these help us to refocus and appreciate all the blessings we already have."

The book's publisher believes that this rare time of isolation can be made more enjoyable with a positive reading experience, such as Venture Watson's, They Can't Hold Me Down.

Readers appreciating heartfelt stories will be touched by her stories about love family, God, good food, travel, sports, and country living.

Editor's note: Venture Watson's book is available now at (click here),, and all good booksellers from College Boy Publishing (138 pages).

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